Mr. Shamoo Nath Sopori and Mrs. Shobhawati Sopori
Mr. & Mrs. Sopori have been married for 62 years. They have 3 children, Mohan (61), Bhushan (58) and Bhajan (55). They wee recommended for this award by Purnima Voria, past president of the India Association. Mr. Sopori comes from Kashmir, India. He has been a teacher thoughout his life, starting from teaching in high school and followed by teaching as a professor in the University in Srinagar, the capitol of Kashmir. Mr. Sopori has taught music to more than 10,000 students. Some of his students are internationally known artists. He has also taught many dignitaries and their families. The Soporis believe that music is a healer. Through music they have touched many lives and helped people in need. In the Denver community they have created a name for themselves through untiring volunteerism. The Soporis three children are truly a credit to the family. The eldest son is the head of Pulmonary Immunology at LoveLace center in Albuquerque. The second son is the Principal engineer at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden and the third son is the Director of All India Radio. All are accomplished and renowned musicians as well.